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Books for Teens 2019: Ooh la la!

Bonjour! Bienvenue à Paris!

We have so many fantastic YA titles coming out in 2019 (including several set in the most magical city in France—can you find ALL 3 of ’em?) and we just can’t wait to share them with you! Among the books below, you will find enchanting Parisian tales of lost love, epic treasure hunts, and masquerades, as well as many other stories that take place all over the world, from Nashville to Australia to unknown galaxies and beyond. Check out all of our Winter and Spring 2019 books for teens below.

And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@MacmillanLib) for all book-related news, follow us on Instagram (@Macmillan_Lib) for pretty pictures of books, and read Emily’s candid “Day’s YA” reviews of upcoming and backlist YA titles.

You can also view our Edelweiss collection of 2019 teen titles here.

Now on to the books!

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IN PARIS WITH YOU by Clémentine Beauvais
Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 14 to 18

For fans of ELEANOR & PARK and EMERGENCY CONTACT comes a sweeping romance about the love that got away. Eugene and  Tatiana could have fallen in love, if things had gone differently. If they had tried to really know each other, if it  had just been them, and not the others. But that was years ago and time has found them far apart, leading separate lives. Until they meet again in Paris. What really happened back then? Could they ever be together again, after everything?

“Originally written in French, this novel in verse inspired by Pushkin’s serialized verse novel and Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin explores first love’s ability to linger . . . Anyone who has pined over a relationship will recognize Beauvais’s heartbreaking story.” —Publishers Weekly

WHITE STAG by Kara Barbieri
Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

As the last child in a family of daughters, seventeen-year-old Janneke was raised to be the male heir. On the day her village was burned to the ground, Janneke—as the only survivor—was taken captive by the malicious Lydian and eventually sent to work for his nephew Soren. After dangerous truths are revealed, Janneke must choose between holding on or letting go of her last connections to a world she no longer belongs to.

“Janneke’s epic journey to overcome past horrors and seize her rightful place in the world is packed with equally gripping action and emotion. Readers will flock to this compelling debut.” —Booklist, starred review

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THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi

Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

Paris, 1889: In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts. Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris.

“Chokshi shines as a master storyteller in her newest novel; the setting, world building, plot, and conflict are all staggering. However, the elements that perhaps shine the most are the history, riddles, mysteries, and science, woven together in a world brimming with power and magic.” —Booklist, starred review

“An opulent heist adventure that will leave readers voracious for more.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Chokshi has ­created an inclusive and authentic cast with obvious chemistry and affection for one another and infuses the tale with witty banter and twists . . . A delectably intriguing adventure for all teen shelves.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“Evocative writing, sumptuous set pieces, and vividly sketched, authentically flawed characters distinguish this immersive tale of found family and star-crossed romance.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

ENCHANTÉE by Gita Trelease
Available February 5, 2019 from Flatiron Books
Ages 12 And Up
Also available in audio

Love. Magic. Revolution. It’s CARAVAL in the world of Marie Antoinette! ENCHANTÉE is Gita Trelease’s lush and imaginative debut fantasy about an impoverished girl who must use magic to impersonate an aristocrat in Versailles to provide for her sister as her own political awakening forces her to choose sides in the French Revolution.

“Distinctive characters, vivid 18th-century images of Paris and Versailles, lively French-infused dialogue, an appealing heroine, and an upbeat ending propel this lengthy romantic fantasy.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“An immersive, glittering debut that intriguingly blends history and fantasy.”

“Camille’s desire to be a voice of change for the oppressed will resonate.”
Publishers Weekly

“Set against the burgeoning throes of revolution, this immersive drama makes brilliant use of its conceit . . . Fans of substantial historical romance as well as fantasy will be thoroughly enchanted.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

THE DYSASTERS by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
Available February 26, 2019 from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18
Also available in audio

Foster Stewart and Tate Taylor are special—between the two of them, they can talk to plants, control the clouds, and see perfectly in the darkest night. But when a deadly tornado strikes and awakens their true abilities—the power to control the element air—they must stop the evil Dr. Stewart (who genetically manipulated them at birth and also happens to be Foster’s father) before he destroys their lives and the world.

“This sci-fi romance offers a diverse cast and an action-packed plot.” —School Library Journal

TIN HEART by Shivaun Plozza
Available March 12, 2019 from Flatiron Books
Ages 12 to 18

When Marlowe gets a heart transplant and a second chance at life, all she wants to do is to thank her donor’s family. Maybe then she can move on. Maybe then she’ll discover who she is if she’s no longer The Dying Girl. But with a little brother who dresses like every day is Halloween, a vegan warrior for a mother, and an all-out war with the hot butcher’s apprentice next door, Marlowe’s life is already pretty complicated. And her second chance is about to take an unexpected turn . . .

“Funny and direct, this book by Plozza is capable of balancing heartbreak, first love, mortality, and the absurd.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Readers will cheer for Marlowe’s bildungsroman—simultaneously unique and universal.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“With a witty yet awkward main character at the helm, this story will quickly hook readers and keep them laughing, crying, and rooting Marlowe on, even as she continually makes questionable decisions.” —Booklist

Available March 26, 2019 from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 to 18

Chloe was three years old when she was adopted. Now, fourteen years later, her loving parents’ marriage has fallen apart and her mom has moved them to Texas. When Chloe meets Cash Colton she feels drawn to him, as though they’re kindred spirits. Until Cash tells her the real reason he sought her out: Chloe looks exactly like the daughter his foster parents lost years ago. As Chloe and Cash delve deeper into her adoption, the more things don’t add up, and the more strange things start happening. Why is Chloe’s adoption a secret that people would kill for?

“Hunter deftly delivers a complicated back-and-forth point of view between Chloe and Cash, building suspense along with a steamy sense of attraction between the two teens.” —Kirkus Reviews

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YOU’D BE MINE by Erin Hahn
Available April 2, 2019 from Wednesday Books
Ages 14 to 18

Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is a heartbreaker and troublemaker and his label has threatened to drop him if he can’t convince Annie to join his summer tour and fix his image. Swayed by Clay’s undeniable charm and good looks, Annie and her band agree to join the tour. Can the right song and the perfect summer on the road make two broken hearts whole?

“[The] romance is well-plotted and sweetly drawn: Readers (particularly those listening to the recent A Star Is Born soundtrack on repeat) will delight in the story’s rhythm and musical backdrop . . . a good ol’ fashioned love story.”
Kirkus Reviews

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WICKED SAINTS by Emily Duncan
Available April 2, 2019 from Wednesday Books
Ages 13 to 18

In this stunning Joan of Arc inspired debut, Nadya—a peasant girl who can speak to the gods—must find a way to work with a deadly adversary to turn the tide of the war and assassinate the mad king. When their scheme leads them straight to the royal family, Nadya must decide whether to trust the High Prince—her country’s enemy—or the boy with powers that may ignite something worse than the war they’re trying to end.

WE ARE MAYHEM: A Black Star Renegades Novel
by Michael Moreci
Available April 9, 2019 from St. Martin’s Press

Though the ragtag group of misfits known as the Black Star Renegades won a decisive battle, the war is far from over. The empire has vengefully reinforced its tyranny across the galaxy—but its rule won’t be had so easily. Led by hotshot pilot Kira Sen, a growing rebel force stands in the way of the empire’s might. And they are in possession of the ultimate ace in the hole: The mythical Rokura, the most powerful weapon ever known.

“The novel is an even blend of high-energy battle scenes and trenchant moments of character interaction as heroes dive into ‘fighting for what [they] believe is right.'” —Publishers Weekly

“Perfect for anyone who enjoys Star Wars and quests of good vs. evil told in scenes alternating between quiet moments and pitched battles.” —Library Journal

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Available May 7, 2019 from Wednesday Books
Ages 14 And Up

A funny and irreverent #ownvoices YA romance about eighteen-year-old Maeve who has muscular dystrophy and who is also an average teen girl trying to figure out high school and first love. Maeve has the lights and the camera—now all she needs is some action! But her muscular dystrophy usually stands in the way of any romance. She’s got her friends, her humor, and a passion for filmmaking to keep her focus off the consistent rejection . . . but her latest distraction is the hot older guy starring in her senior film project.

FINALE by Stephanie Garber
Available May 7, 2019 from Flatiron Books
Ages 13 to 18

It’s been two months since the last Caraval concluded. Now, Legend is preparing for his official coronation and Tella is determined to stop it. She believes her own mother, who still remains in an enchanted sleep, is the rightful heir to the throne. Meanwhile, Scarlett has started a game of her own. She’s challenged Julian and her former fiancé, Count Nicolas d’Arcy, to a competition where the winner will receive her hand in marriage. Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun—with lives, empires, and hearts all at stake.

LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber will be available in trade paperback on May 7, 2019

HOW TO COLLEGE: What to Know Before You Go (and When You’re There) by Andrea Malkin Brenner and Lara Hop Schwartz
Available April 3, 2019 from St. Martin’s Griffin

The transition from high school—and home—to college can be stressful for students and their families, but this guide is here to help. The first practical guide of its kind, this book draws on the authors’ experience teaching and working with thousands of first-year college students over decades.

by Meredith Russo

Available May 21, 2019 from Flatiron Books
Ages 12 And Up

BIRTHDAY follows two best friends, Morgan and Eric, who are bonded for life after being born on the same day at the same time. The story follows them once a year on their shared birthday as they grow and change: as Eric figures out who he is and how he fits into the world, and as Morgan makes the difficult choice to live as her true self. Over the years, they will drift apart, come together, fall in love, fight, kiss, make up, and break up—and ultimately, realize how inextricably linked they are to each other.

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AGAIN, BUT BETTER by Christine Riccio
Available May 21, 2019 from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

Shane has been doing college all wrong. She’s got perfect grades and is on track for med school, but she has zero friends and no romantic relationships. To mix things up, Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London, where she’s determined to make friends, have her first kiss, and find adventure. As it turns out, that may be easier said than done…

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RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
Available May 14, 2019 from St. Martin’s Griffin
NA / Adult crossover

A big-hearted romantic comedy in which the First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends. As the pair find themselves hurtling into a secret relationship that could derail a presidential campaign and upend two nations, they must decide whether their relationship is worth the sacrifice.

THE UNOFFICIAL ULTIMATE HARRY POTTER SPELLBOOK: A Complete Reference Guide to Every Spell in the Wizarding World
Available June 18, 2019 from Media Lab Books
Ages 8 And Up

The Unofficial Ultimate Harry Potter Spellbook is a beautiful, elegantly designed reference that details all of the known spells cast in the Harry Potter world. Each spell is given its own entry including spell name, pronunciation details, a description of the spell effect, spell casting methods, wand movements, hand movements and vocalizations, plus primary sources in which the spell was used. Readers will also find trivia related to each spell, such as who it was used against, what the outcome was, or what a spell’s unusual history might be.

PANIC ATTACK: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump by Robby Soave
Available June 18, 2019 from All Points Books

Robby Soave investigates millennial activism in the age of Trump, and profiles the full spectrum of major and minor groups on left and right. The result is a faithful cross-section of today’s radical youth, which will appeal to libertarians, conservatives, centrist liberals, and anyone who is alarmed by the trampling of free speech and due process in the name of social justice.

Available July 2, 2019 from St. Martin’s Griffin
Ages 12 to 18

From New York Times bestselling author and creator of the top ranked Grammar Girl podcast, Mignon Fogarty, comes an updated version of her bestselling student writing guide. This revised edition will feature a new introduction, more pop quizzes, modernized references, and additional content from the popular Quick and Dirty Tips website.

I’M NOT MISSING by Carrie Fountain
will be available in trade paperback on July 2, 2019

by Scott McEwan
Available July 9, 2019 from St. Martin’s Griffin
Ages 12 to 16

In this sequel to CAMP VALOR, Wyatt must use the skills he learned last summer at Camp Valor to take down the evil Encyte network after Encyte takes credit for a deadly drone explosion at a high school basketball game.

PLEASE SEND HELP by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin
Available July 16, 2019 from Wednesday Books
Ages 14 to 19

In this sequel to I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU, long distance BFFs Ava and Gen have finally made it to the same time zone (although they’re still over a thousand miles apart). Through their hilarious, sometimes emotional, but always relatable conversations, Ava and Gen are each other’s support systems through internships, relationship troubles, questionable roommates, undercover reporting, and whether or not it’s a good idea to take in a feral cat.

I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin will be available in trade paperback on July 16, 2019

THE LAST HOPE by Krista and Becca Ritchie
Available August 13, 2019 from Wednesday Books
Ages 12 to 18

In this sequel to the YA sci-fi romance, THE RAGING ONES, Franny, Court, and Mykal have just discovered that they are human and must come to terms with that fact while locked up in prison on their enemy’s starcraft. As Court and Mykal grow closer, their linked bond becomes harder to hide, and dynamics change when Franny begins to fall for someone new.

COURT OF LIONS by Somaiya Daud
Available August 20, 2019 from Flatiron Books
Ages 12 to 18

In this second installment in the MIRAGE series, Amani must make a devastating choice between revolution and family after her connection to the rebellion is discovered by the cruel princess Maram. Will Amani continue to aid the rebellion and fight for her people’s freedom, and put her family—and herself—in mortal danger? And can she remain separated, forever, from Maram’s fiancé, Idris, with whom she shares a dangerous attraction?

MIRAGE by Somaiya Daud will be available in trade paperback on August 20, 2019

Young Readers’ Editions:

A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA (Young Readers’ Edition) by Melissa Fleming
9781250311429 (HC), 9781250311436 (TP)
Available now from Flatiron Books
Ages 10 to 17
Also available in trade paperback

A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA chronicles the life of Doaa Al-Zamel, a Syrian girl whose life was upended in 2011 by the onset of her country’s brutal civil war. Doaa and her fiancé flee to Europe, but four days after setting sail on a smuggler’s dilapidated fishing vessel along with five hundred other refugees, their boat is struck and begins to sink. Adrift in a frigid sea, no land in sight, nineteen-year-old Doaa stays afloat on a small inflatable ring and clutches two little girls—barely toddlers—to her body. For days as she drifts, Doaa prays for rescue and sings to the babies in her arms. She must stay alive for them. She must not lose hope.

NO BARRIERS: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon (Young Readers’ Edition) by Erik Weihenmayer and Buddy Levy
Available August 27, 2019 from St. Martin’s Griffin
Ages 10 And Up

Erik Weihenmayer is the first and only blind person to summit Mount Everest. When he accomplished that feat, his expedition leader told him, “Don’t make Everest the greatest thing you ever do.” NO BARRIERS is Erik’s response to that challenge, following his adventures after Everest, including leading expeditions around the world with blind Tibetan teenagers, helping injured soldiers climb their way home from war, and his most terrifying adventure of all: kayaking the whitewater of the Grand Canyon, solo.

And don’t miss these titles from Entangled: Teen, Page Street Kids, and Drawn & Quarterly!

Available now from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 And Up

WALT AND SKEEZIX 1933-1934: Book 7: City of Light by Frank King
Available February 26, 2019 from Drawn & Quarterly
Ages 14 And Up

ECHO NORTH by Joanna Ruth Meyer
Available now from Page Street Kids
Ages 14 And Up

“A lush, captivating new twist on beloved fairy tales.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A compelling, satisfying romantic adventure with metafictional undertones.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Meyer’s story provides a unique twist of the East of the Sun, West of the Moon fairy tale, which will engross readers from the first page to the very end.”

THIS WOMAN’S WORK by Julie Delporte
Available February 5, 2019 from Drawn & Quarterly
Ages 16 And Up

OFF SEASON by James Sturm
Available February 5, 2019 from Drawn & Quarterly
Ages 16 And Up

“Bleakly drawn and emotionally raw.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

PALIMPSEST by Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom
Available April 9, 2019 from Drawn & Quarterly
Ages 16 And Up

Available February 26, 2019 from Page Street Kids
Ages 14 And Up

“This fast-paced and refreshing page-turner is recommended as a first purchase for all libraries serving teens.” —School Library Journal, starred review

ON THIN ICE by Julie Cross
Available February 26, 2019 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 And Up

WE TOLD SIX LIES by Victoria Scott
Available February 5, 2019 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 12 And Up

THE SOUND OF DROWNING by Katherine Fleet
Available March 12, 2019 from Page Street Kids
Ages 14 And Up

“A heartbreaking love triangle, for readers who can’t stand love triangles . . . Harrowing but cathartic.” —Kirkus Reviews

Available March 19, 2019 from Drawn & Quarterly
Ages 16 And Up

“Incorporating the idiosyncratic visual elements and themes that have made DeForge an underground rising star, this fluid, funny narrative is poised to break out to a wider readership.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

TO WHATEVER END by Lindsey Frydman
Available December 3, 2019 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 And Up

EYES ON ME by Rachel Harris
Available March 26, 2019 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 And Up

SMOKE AND KEY by Kelsey Sutton
Available April 2, 2019 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 And Up

RETURN by Cole Gibsen
Available April 2, 2019 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 And Up

CREDO: The Rose Wilder Lane Story by Peter Bagge
Available March 26, 2019 from Drawn & Quarterly
Ages 16 And Up

Available May 7, 2019 from Drawn & Quarterly
Ages 16 And Up

Available May 7, 2019 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 And Up

Available May 7, 2019 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 And Up

Available May 7, 2019 from Page Street Kids
Ages 14 And Up

KITARO’S YOKAI BATTLES by Shigeru Mizuki, translated by Zack Davisson
Available April 9, 2019 from Drawn & Quarterly

THE BONE CHARMER by Breeana Shields
Available May 21, 2019 from Page Street Kids
Ages 14 And Up

HOT COMB by Ebony Flowers
Available May 21, 2019 from Drawn & Quarterly

Available June 4, 2019 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 And Up

GRASS by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim
Available June 4, 2019 from Drawn & Quarterly

Available June 11, 2019 from Page Street Kids
Ages 14 And Up

Available June 18, 2019 from Drawn & Quarterly

PAX NOVIS by Erica Cameron
Available July 2, 2019 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 And Up

T-MINUS by S.E. Green
Available July 2, 2019 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 And Up

FAKE LAKE by Adrian Norvid
Available July 9, 2019 from Drawn & Quarterly

STEALING HOME by Becky Wallace
Available July 9, 2019 from Page Street Kids
Ages 14 And Up

KING OF KING COURT by Travis Dandro
Available August 13, 2019 from Drawn & Quarterly

SKY-KISSED by Pintip Dunn
Available August 13, 2019 from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 And Up

Au revoir! Happy reading!

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